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Admit it: you’re obsessed with royal families – watching them, gossiping about them, wanting to be them. It’s the stuff of fantasy. But for real life royals, the crown jewels can be more like shiny handcuffs. There are expectations and rules – and if you break them, the consequences are big, and very public. And no, we’re not just talking about Harry and Meghan. There are royal families and wild royal tales from around the world and throughout history that you have never heard before. From Wondery comes the latest from Even the Rich co-hosts Brooke Siffrinn and Aricia Skidmore-Williams. Even the Royals takes us inside the cloistered world of royal families, past and present, where wealth and status often come at the expense of your freedom – and maybe even your life. In these stories, very human emotions, like jealousy, love, disgust, have the power to reshape the world. New episodes out weekly. Follow Even the Royals on the Wondery app or wherever you get your podcasts. You can binge Even the Royals early and ad-free on Wondery+. Join Wondery+ in the Wondery app or on Apple Podcasts.

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United States

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Admit it: you’re obsessed with royal families – watching them, gossiping about them, wanting to be them. It’s the stuff of fantasy. But for real life royals, the crown jewels can be more like shiny handcuffs. There are expectations and rules – and if you break them, the consequences are big, and very public. And no, we’re not just talking about Harry and Meghan. There are royal families and wild royal tales from around the world and throughout history that you have never heard before. From Wondery comes the latest from Even the Rich co-hosts Brooke Siffrinn and Aricia Skidmore-Williams. Even the Royals takes us inside the cloistered world of royal families, past and present, where wealth and status often come at the expense of your freedom – and maybe even your life. In these stories, very human emotions, like jealousy, love, disgust, have the power to reshape the world. New episodes out weekly. Follow Even the Royals on the Wondery app or wherever you get your podcasts. You can binge Even the Royals early and ad-free on Wondery+. Join Wondery+ in the Wondery app or on Apple Podcasts.

Language:

English


Episodes

King Ludwig II of Bavaria Part 2: Unhappily Ever After | 10

2/26/2024
In part one, Ludwig II reluctantly became king when his father died. But instead of leading his country, he poured his money and time into the operas of Richard Wagner. Now, members of the king’s own government are plotting his demise. But this only makes Ludwig dive deeper into his next flight of fantasy: building giant castles. As the bills rack up, so does reality. Ludwig’s obsession with fantasy worlds is about to make his real life a living nightmare. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

Duration:00:44:48

King Ludwig II of Bavaria Part 1: The Fairytale King | 9

2/19/2024
You might not know his name but you probably know his legacy. King Ludwig II of Bavaria was known as the “Fairy Tale King” due to his extreme love of the arts. He funded famous operas and built extravagant castles – including one that inspired Walt Disney. But he also ignored his duties and refused to lead, choices that eventually cost him his crown…and his life. In part one of our two part series, Ludwig finds an escape from his lonely upbringing by hiding in fantastical stories. But he’s about to find out it will take a lot more than opera to keep his kingdom happy. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

Duration:00:45:56

Princess Stephanie of Monaco: The Wild Child | 8

2/12/2024
When Grace Kelly died tragically in 1982 she left behind a legacy as an actress, philanthropist, and fashion icon. But she also left behind a 17-year-old daughter who was in the car crash that took Grace’s life. Princess Stephanie of Monaco is born into royal fame and fortune, but almost immediately wants to trade in her tiara for a t-shirt. She spends her life searching for something her mother never got a chance to find for herself – a way to live truly on her own terms. But when tragedy nearly derails her life, Stephanie will have to rebuild it one very public screw up at a time. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

Duration:00:46:20

Grace Kelly Part 2: Princess Interrupted | 7

2/5/2024
In part one, Grace Kelly fought her way from aspiring actress to onscreen queen. Now she has an even bigger role on the horizon: European princess. Grace is about to catch the attention of Prince Rainier of Monaco, but marrying into a royal family will come with a whole lot more than she bargained for. Princess of Monaco will be her hardest role yet – and will eventually cost Grace her career, her happiness, and her freedom. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

Duration:00:46:15

Grace Kelly Part 1: Fire and Ice | 6

1/29/2024
Grace Kelly was a Hollywood icon in the 1950s. She worked with legends like Clark Gable and Alfred Hitchcock and only left when it was time to marry a real-life prince. She seemed to live the ultimately fairy tale life, but it came at a price – she fit herself into the box of perfection only to find herself trapped there. In part one of this two-part series Grace is a young girl in an unloving family who dreams of being a star. But Tinseltown demands the best, so if Grace wants leading roles – and an Oscar – she’ll have to turn herself into a flawless leading lady. No matter what it may cost her. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

Duration:00:44:41

Empress Dowager Cixi of China Part 2: Villain Era | 5

1/22/2024
In Part One, Cixi went from concubine to all-powerful Regent, thanks to her bestie and a savvy political coup. But while she was wielding her new found power, Cixi’s enemies were plotting her demise. Now that they’ve executed the man she loved, Cixi wants to even the score… and then some. But she’ll find out the hard way that revenge, and power, come at a cost. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

Duration:00:44:50

Empress Dowager Cixi of China Part 1: Coup There It Is | 4

1/15/2024
Empress Dowager Cixi wasn’t born into power – she took it. After participating in a 19th century version of The Bachelor, Cixi was chosen as one of the Emperor’s concubines. In part one of this two-part series, Cixi uses her cunning, wit, and scrappy attitude to rise through the ranks, eventually becoming one of the most powerful Chinese empresses of all time. But getting power is one thing – keeping it will prove to be an entirely different challenge. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

Duration:00:44:36

Martha Louise of Norway: The Clairvoyant Princess | 3

1/8/2024
Martha Louise was born a princess of Norway, but she never truly felt like one. She spends years looking for a place where she can belong. And in true 2023 fashion, this place includes angels, a controversial celebrity shaman and a whole lot of bad press. This is the story of a clairvoyant princess who never felt truly at home in a castle, so she created her own kingdom. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

Duration:00:45:00

Marie Antoinette Part 2: Fight Song | 2

1/8/2024
In Part One, Marie Antoinette came to France as a teenager and ended up getting her name dragged through the mud. Marie’s determination to prove to her people that she’s a queen who deserves respect is about to dig her grave that much faster. Now, she’s not just in a fight for her image – she’s in a fight for her life. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

Duration:00:44:00

Marie Antoinette Part 1: Diamonds Aren’t A Girl’s Best Friend | 1

9/25/2023
Most people associate Marie Antoinette with towering wigs, bon bons, affairs, and the legendary “let them eat cake” line. And wasn’t she executed for living extravagantly while the French people were starving? The answer is no, no, and no – the truth is way more complicated than cake. We’re talking pornographic cartoons, diamond necklace cons, and one shocking accusation that will seal Marie’s fate. In this two-part series, we’ll tell you about one of history’s greatest smear campaigns - one that had deadly consequences. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

Duration:00:43:04

Introducing: Even The Royals | 1

9/18/2023
Listen to Even the Royals wherever you get your podcasts. You can binge Even the Royals early and ad-free on Wondery+. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

Duration:00:02:21